The Dolphins have added Knowshon Moreno to their backfield and coach Joe Philbin said last week that they’re looking for more development from Lamar Miller heading into his third NFL season, but those may not be the only two options on the ground come next season.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins personnel department would like to add another back to the mix during the draft. Salguero pegs the middle rounds as the likeliest time for the team to go after that player.
With Moreno and Miller already on board, the team is reportedly looking for a runner who can help run down the clock when the Dolphins take a lead into the final minutes of the game. There’s a particular mention of an ability to break tackles, something that the Dolphins have included among the developments that they’d like to see from Miller this offseason.
If the Dolphins do find such a back, it wouldn’t bode well for Daniel Thomas‘ future with the team. The 2011 second-round pick has underwhelmed during his three years with the team and the job description for a rookie addition sounds a lot like what the Dolphins haven’t been getting from his spot on the roster.